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Keith Lobdell

South Bureau Editor
518-585-9173 Ext: 111

Keith Lobdell returned to the Valley News in December of 2010 after spending four years as a reporter with the Whitehall Times. Lobdell previously worked at Denton Publications from 2000-2004. He lives in Westport with his wife and three children.

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Ticonderoga cuts two highway dept. positions from final budget

Despite an impassioned plea by the President of the workers union for the Ticonderoga Highway Department, two positions were cut as part of the adopted 2015 budget for the town.

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Ticonderoga area turns out to support IP pipeline

Adirondack Council also backs proposed plan

While government leaders had already thrown their support behind the idea of a natural gas pipeline crossing Lake Champlain from Vermont to International Paper - Ticonderoga Mill, they received the backing of the largest environmental watchdog in the Adirondack Park.

Fourteen Vikings, Sentinels make football all star team

Seven members of the Moriah Vikings and Class D champion Ticonderoga Sentinels were given all star nominations by the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference for the 2014 football season.

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Essex Industries celebrates 40 years

Essex Industries, which is operated through Mountain Lake Services, invited the community into its Pilfisher Road site to show off their work and workers. It focuses on producing high-end canoe seats and canoe accessories, cedar picnic tables, camp stools, novelty cutting boards and pizza peels, with annual contract sales of approximately $1 million with customers from around the globe.

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Ti runners compete at State Championships

A pair of Section VII runners were able to score podium finished while the Seton Catholic Lady Knights and Lake Placid Blue Bombers ranked high in the Class D races at the NYSPHSAA cross country championships at SUNY Canton Nov. 8.

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Missed water project deadline leads to EPA warning

The report, issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stated Ticonderoga had failed to provide proper treatment for Cryptosporidium at its Gooseneck Pond source, a single-celled protozoan parasite commonly found in lakes and rivers, especially when the water is contaminated with sewage and animal waste. 

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Ticonderoga chops down Lumberjacks to advance to D regional finals

The Ticonderoga Sentinels had 2:26 in time of possession during the second quarter of its Nov. 8 Class D regional semifinal playoff against Tupper Lake. In that time, they scored 21 points.

Peru’s quick-strike offense cruises past Franklin Academy

Peru 59, Franklin Academy 6

It took the Peru Indians a total time of 1:48 seconds with the ball to make their statement against Franklin Academy Nov. 8.

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Christopher Chevrolet to host re-opening event to showcase new look

 Christopher Chevrolet will officially re-open their doors to the community Thursday, Nov. 13, to show off their new look at the Ticonderoga dealership.

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Bulwagga Bay restoration work at completion

Thanks to grant funding of approximately $300,000 and for $500,000, Moriah in now at the final stages of reclaiming the lake shore and making improvements to the town-owned campground and beach.

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